Case Western Reserve University has offered MD-PhD training since 1956 for students aspiring to careers combining academic medicine and biomedical research. This program was among the first to be awarded NIH funding and carry the designation Medical Scientist Training Program over 30 years ago. The CWRU MSTP provides an outstanding opportunity for students to obtain combined MD-PhD training and launch careers as physician-scientists. The CWRU CTSTP is a branch of the MSTP devoted to research training in clinical and translational research areas.

Featured Student


Lachelle Weeks

Department: Pathology/Cancer Biology

Featured publication:

Weeks LD, Zentner GE, Scacheri PC, Gerson SL. Uracil DNA glycosylase (UNG) loss enhances DNA double strand break formation in human cancer cells exposed to pemetrexed. Cell Death Dis. 2014 Feb 6;5:e1045. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2013.477. PubMed PMID: 24503537; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3944228.


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